|Patagonia Lake, Arizona at sun set.|
|Native Watercraft Manta Ray 11|
|As it came from the store|
On the water this kayak is fairly easy to paddle and control. As a beginner I was a little worried about that, but it tracks straight and is stable enough in the water to keep this clumsy fisherman dry. Even the wakes of motor boats didn't make me feel like this boat was going to tip over. It didn't take long to get a feel for it and start wandering around the lake and enjoying the scenery. The Adjustable foot rests and premium cushioned seat make it comfortable for just about any sized person, and the paddle clip on the side is an awesome feature to clear up your hands and lap for casting, or rigging up baits. There is a nice big dry storage area in the front that has a big rubber seal on it for all that stuff that needs to stay dry. In the back there is a depressed area with a bungee cord for a tackle box or a small cooler. The wheel that attaches to the rear of the boat is awesome feature for maneuvering this thing around on land, but the boat tends to tip if you don't remove the gear first. Now that I have it all rigged up I can't wait to get this thing out for some fishing, and a real test of its abilities on the water. I will let you know how it works as soon as I find time enough to get it wet again. and hopefully I will get some fish slime all over it.
This gear review is my honest opinion of the equipment represented above. I paid retail prices for all of the items mentioned, and I am not receiving any compensation for this write up.